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Under The Banyan Tree
Thursday, July 7 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, July 17 @ 5:30 pm
The Banyan Tree (ficus benghalensis) with its aerial roots, and the ever-spreading canopy is a hugely important tree in India. Not only is it India’s national tree, but it is also often at the heart of many Indian villages. It is the place where the village parliament takes place, but also where friends gossip, stories are told, occasions are celebrated. It serves at once as a public square, a courthouse, a tavern, and a stage. ISF Feature Artist, Set designer Kimira Reddy uses her skills honed in theatre design to recreate a Banyan tree in the middle of Ocean Artworks on Granville Island. Reddy invites people to stop, sit, interact and experience what it might be like to rest for a moment in the middle of a village in India.
DONATE – One Tree Planted – ISF is partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree in wildfire-ravaged BC for every dollar donated. Donations can be made onsite during the day at the Installation, or in the evening at any of our events at Performance Works.
AIR CANADA CONTEST: Enter to win a trip for two (2) in Economy Class anywhere Air Canada flies in North America, including Hawaii, Mexico, or the Caribbean*. Simply Take a picture of you or your friends & family under the Banyan Tree contemplating your next destination. Post it on your favorite Social Media channel, and be sure to include your destination of choice along with the Air Canada and Indian Summer Festival Hashtags #AirCanada & #ISF2022. A randomly selected winner will be announced by Indian Summer Festival and organizers will reach out via DM to advise the winning recipient.
*Blackouts apply. Travel valid on Air Canada, Air Canada rouge & Air Canada Express-operated flights only until 31 July ’23.